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show and one of philosophy's biggest fans. ...oh, lovely to meet you. >> welcome, welcome, so great to have you. >> so, ross, how awesome is it to have oprah as one of your clients? >> oh, kimberley, i mean, think of it. >> yes. >> it's a dream job. >> i'm curious to know: can't you make anyone's skin look good with makeup? >> you know, kimberley, there's nothing more beautiful than great-looking skin. i love working with smooth and even skin because the better the skin, the more beautiful the makeup. >> so you recommend philosophy products to your clients? >> you know what, i recommend the retinoid pads to all of my clients. i have been using philosophy for several years now and i adore it. when i have a client sit in my chair, i can tell if she's been using the retinoid pads because her skin looks smooth and it looks flawless. >> can you really see a difference? >> once you start to use the retinoid pads, makeup will truly be an option. >> right. well, i wish i had that skin confidence to be able to go out makeup free. >> let me tell you, i'm going to follow up on you. i'm going to find out how those retinoid pads are changing your
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then of course, i think, oh no, now i'm going to get more lines. [all laugh] oh, well! >> male announcer: now you can experience these amazing results for yourself. your box of miracles includes a 30-day supply of our three-step system: purity made simple, our multi-tasking cleanser that removes even the most stubborn makeup; miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid pads with our exclusive h.p.r. for the amazing skin rejuvenating benefits of a retinol with less risk of irritation; and miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturizer to guard against signs of skin aging. today you can take advantage of a special, limited-time offer: 50% off our regular price. so call or go online today. [♪...] >> i wanted to understand more about philosophy's exclusive formulation: their miracle ingredient h.p.r. [♪...] so i came to memphis, tennessee, to meet the man who invented it. a ph.d in physical chemistry, university professor emeritus in medicinal chemistry and recognized expert in the field
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of molecular modeling, dr. bill purcell. ...here we are. hi. ...what is h.p.r. exactly? >> h.p.r. is a molecule that i invented that is different from the rest of the retinoids. i could see that the scaffold of a retinoid had great potential as an anti-aging agent, but i knew that part of the molecule was causing irritation. so i decided to tinker with the molecule. we removed the acid and put another group on there which made what we call an ester. we have held on to and maintained the good part-- which is that it works in anti-aging-- and then we have changed the molecule so it's not an acid anymore. >> what can h. p. r. do for our skin? >> you will see results rather quickly with smoothing, the texture, the radiance, the youthfulness. it's really quite miraculous. >> everything i've learned about
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philosophy's box of miracles has been amazing-- how easy it is to use, how well it works and how much women love it. then i found out the price and that was the most amazing thing of all. >> female announcer: how much would you expect to pay for your own 30-day supply of philosophy's box of miracles? >> what do i expect it to cost or what do i wish it would cost? >> $250, $300. >> a couple hundred dollars? >> $150-range? >> female announcer: these women are in for a very pleasant surprise-- at better department stores, these individual products sell for a total of just $95, but because philosophy believes every woman deserves access to the best in skin care science, we've created this box of miracles for the special direct-to-you price of only $59.95. but today, because we don't want even that low price to keep you from experiencing your own miracle, we're offering a one-time-only television offer just for you. not $59.95, not even $49.95, but now the 30-day box of miracles is yours for more than
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50% off at only $39.95. >> for everything? >> really? for all of those things? >> that's amazing. >> male announcer: and here comes another miracle: as a special thank you to the people who act quickly, we'll send you three additional top-selling products from our miracle worker line. just call or go online in the next 10 minutes to receive your gift. you'll get our miracle worker s.p.f. 55 miraculous anti-aging fluid, our clinically-proven miracle worker dark spot corrector and our award-winning miracle worker eye cream. the three products together are worth over $65, but they're yours absolutely free when you order your box of miracles. so you're getting a total of $160 worth of philosophy skin care for just $39.95. that's over 75% off. best of all, there's no risk. take 60 full days to see the difference that the box of miracles makes in your skin. if you're not satisfied, simply send it back for a full refund of the purchase price. we'll even pay the return shipping.
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>> at philosophy, one of our founding beliefs is that every woman is beautiful and that every woman should be able to take advantage of the latest in skin care science. we don't want the cost to keep you from trying it and that's why we've created this special offer. we know that once you experience the miracle of great-looking skin, that you'll become a philosophy believer and we welcome you. >> female announcer: now's the time to call or go online because for a limited time, we're including free shipping. so don't wait, order your box of miracles by philosophy today and start looking as young as you feel. call or go online now. [♪...] call or go online now. [♪...] [camera shutter clicks] >> female announcer: what if you could test philosophy's box of miracles for eight weeks? that's what these women did and
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here's what they said at the beginning of their eight-week challenge. >> my name is heather. >> jennifer hammentree. >> annie olsen. >> man: what are you noticing? >> oh, wrinkles around my eyes. >> the wrinkles around my eye and forehead. >> i hope that by the time i'm done, i've improved my self confidence with a little younger look and a little bit more on top of it to give an edge in the marketplace, trying to find a new job. >> what i hope is that i come out looking a little fresher and kind of a slightly better me. >> female announcer: and here's what they saw just eight weeks later. >> wow, that's really cool. >> no wonder people commented on my skin. it does look really good. my cheeks are really nicely evened out. wow. >> actually, i can even see a little difference... it's kind of a little bit everywhere. fine lines, i think, diminished. i see a little bit in the forehead, so it's working. i won't stop. >> wow, that's really cool. the brow lines are definitely less distinct. that's cool. i think it's great. i noticed a difference.
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i wasn't expecting to... um... i win. [chuckles] [♪...] >> male announcer: clinical studies demonstrate that philosophy's miraculous retinoid pads produce results. in a 12-week test of 46 women age 39 to 64, dermatologists observed that in just one week, the vast majority had smoother, more radiant skin. and the skin benefits continued to improve over time. at 12 weeks, 91% of participants had minimized the appearance of wrinkles. 96% showed significant improvement in the appearance of pores. 98% had reduced the appearance of fine lines and discoloration. and every single woman in the study presented smoother, more radiant skin. >> kimberley: i heard about a renowned dermatologist in san antonio, texas, so i arranged to speak with dr. vivian bucay. she's a board-certified dermatologist, published author and international speaker. [♪...] ...so, dr. bucay, philosophy talks about dermatological gold standards. what does that mean to you as a dermatologist?
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>> a gold standard is simply something that works and has the science to back its claims. for me, that gold standard is going to be a retinoid and by that, i mean something in the class of vitamin a. >> what are the benefits of using a retinoid? >> the nice thing about a retinoid is that it can really speed up cell renewal so that your skin looks brighter, more even toned. it can also slow the breakdown of collagen. so it's a two-fold benefit. retinoids unfortunately also turn on a signal for irritation. one of the exciting advances in retinoid research has been the development of something called h.p.r., a very gentle retinoid that has managed to separate efficacy from irritation, so you can have a potent, yet gentle product. >> women absolutely love philosophy's anti-aging skin care system and they love to talk about how it's changed their lives. let's eavesdrop. >> i started using miracle worker pads when my skin just
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wasn't as bright as it used to be. >> after spending money on so many other products and it not doing what they said it would do, finally this is something that worked. >> a minute or so in the morning, a minute at night and the difference in your skin is just unbelievable. >> in fact, my husband even says i am better looking. >> you just kind of walk around with this little inner smile. you sit there and maybe sometimes you walk by a window and you catch your reflection and you're like, "wow, i look pretty good." >> what is ithe box of miracles exactly? >> well, this is really an exciting collection. what you're getting is you're getting a cleanser, you're getting targeted treatment and you're getting a moisturizer. >> and they're formulated to be extremely effective, yet gentle for all skin types. >> if you want skin so impeccably bright, brilliantly smooth and glowing-- >> yes, please. >> all those things, we can give you those things, where makeup becomes an option instead of a requirement. >> so talk us through the system if you will. >> well, the first step: purity made simple daily facial
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cleanser has a wonderful feel and texture. >> annie: and what's amazing about this cleanser, it will get your skin completely clean and it feels lightly hydrated, so it's not dry or tight. >> it cleanses, it tones, it hydrates and it removes even the most stubborn makeup. eye makeup as well as lipstick. and it does it all in one step. >> miracle number one. >> annie: so step two is our miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid pads. this includes one of philosophy's most breakthrough ingredients ever-- h.p.r. or high-performance retinoid. >> h.p.r. is our next generation retinoid that gives you all the benefit of a retinol, but it does it with minimal irritation. it's our fresh poutechnology that is so innovative and that is what allows the h.p.r. to be totally stable. and all you do is you just fresh pour the solution over the pads and it's ready to use. >> annie: you just swipe it on your face at night and let the miracles happen. >> and you'll see results in as little as a week. >> kimberley: wow. and what else goes into this
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miraculous retinoid solution? >> it's infused with skin-loving vitamin c, vitamin e and those natural botanicals. so you get two great things: you get enhanced benefits as far as the anti-aging benefits, but you also get the soothing and the calming that your skin will really appreciate. >> there's one more step, step number three, which our miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturizer. this is no ordinary moisturizer. it guards against all signs of aging and it also helps to keep the moisture in the skin so it looks more plump and refreshed. >> miracle number three. so we have the cleanser, the pads, the moisturizer. three super-easy steps. >> heidi: but really unlike any anti-aging skin care regimen out there. >> more like a box of miracles. >> more like a box of miracles. >> female announcer: how much would you expect to pay for your own 30-day supply of philosophy's box of miracles? >> what do i expect it to cost or what do i wish it would cost? >> $250, $300. >> a couple hundred dollars? >> $150-range? >> female announcer: these women
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are in for a very pleasant surprise-- at better department stores, these individual products sell for a total of just $95, but because philosophy believes every woman deserves access to the best in skin care science, we've created this box of miracles for the special direct-to-you price of only $59.95. but today, because we don't want even that low price to keep you from experiencing your own miracle, we're offering a one-time-only television offer just for you. not $59.95, not even $49.95, but now the 30-day box of miracles is yours for more than 50% off at only $39.95. >> for everything? >> really? for all of those things? >> that's amazing. >> male announcer: and here comes another miracle: as a special thank you to the people who act quickly, we'll send you three additional top-selling products from our miracle worker line. just call or go online in the next three minutes to receive your gift. you'll get our miracle worker s.p.f. 55 miraculous anti-aging fluid, our clinically-proven miracle worker dark spot corrector and our award-winning
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miracle worker eye cream. the three products together are worth over $65, but they're yours absolutely free when you order your box of miracles. so you're getting a total of $160 worth of philosophy skin care for just $39.95. that's over 75% off. best of all, there's no risk. take 60 full days to see the difference that the box of miracles makes in your skin. if you're not satisfied, simply send it back for a full refund of the purchase price. we'll even pay the return shipping. >> at philosophy, one of our founding beliefs is that every woman is beautiful and that every woman should be able to take advantage of the latest in skin care science. we don't want the cost to keep you from trying it and that's why we've created this special offer. we know that once you experience the miracle of great-looking skin, that you'll become a philosophy believer and we welcome you. >> female announcer: now's the time to call or go online because for a limited time, we're including free shipping. so don't wait, order your box of
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miracles by philosophy today and start looking as young as you feel. call or go online now. [♪...] call or go online now. [♪...] >> male announcer: the preceding was a paid presentation for philosophy skin care. [♪...] of
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this? >> i don't know if i was pacing the floor, but i was eager to get updates. i had information they were starting to trust him, they were talking and that kind of thing. >> but beaumont had absolutely no idea that a breakthrough moment had arrived. it was a saturday night. keane and hall were in the prison's tv room watching "america's most wanted" again. >> and here comes this big prisoner. he's a big, muscular, buff guy. he goes over and changes the channel on the tv. hall said, hey. that's not right. i was watching that. i thought, this is a prime opportunity for me. >> jimmy, a martial arts expert who continued working out in prison, was ready for this moment. he got up and changed the channel back. >> he got up and he's slobbering
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all over the place. you don't touch that tv, i'll rip your f-ing head off, blah, blah, blah. he changes it and sits back down. i just changed the channel again. he threw a cuss word at me, i threw a particular cuss word at him that i knew would tick him off, i kicked him through three rose of chairs, jumped on him and beat him to a pulp. >> hall had a ringside view of saturday night's main side event. he then called him the realthough yaretaliat retaliater, not the instigator. >> you're hall's new best friend? >> well, yeah. >> it brought him closer to hall, and now he was ready to make a bold move. in the prison library, jimmy had
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figured out a strategy to draw hall out on trisha reitler. >> i knew he was reading his hometown newspaper, and that was important to me to try cracking into his psyche. >> jimmy decided to ask something that was already public knowledge, the jesse roach case. jimmy fibbed that he knew all about that case. >> all the newspaper stories say you've killed multiple women. >> that was a big risk, though. >> i said, larry, i don't care what you're in here for, but be honest with me, that's all. tell me what happened. i'm still going to be your friend no matter what. i've had girls do me wrong in my life. i understand how girls can get under your skin and how they can be bothersome to you. >> jimmy said he pressed hall about jesse roach. at last hall began to open up, recalling that september day in 1993. >> he was driving down a back
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country road and he seen her walking her bicycle. >> hall then told jimmy exactly how he abducted and killed jesse. >> you must have been revolted. >> oh, god, lester, it was probably the hardest thing i've ever had to do in my life to sit there and pretend to be his friend, to listen to this kind of stuff and not just rip him apart. but i knew what the mission involved, i knew what was at stake for me, i knew what was at stake for the people's families that were still trying to find their daughters. >> a major transformation was taking place. jimmy was starting to care about more than just himself. and now he was determined to squeeze the most crucial confession out of larry hall and not just for himself, but for the family of trisha reitler. >> i started thinking i don't know where this is still going to lead, how long this is going to take, but something is now happening. >> coming up, a disturbing discovery. has jimmy keane solved the
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mystery of the missing girls? >> what are these things, anyway? he says, they watch over me. they do. >> when "the inside man" continues. e happy ♪ when you give a child a toy, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere.
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jimmy keane's five months of hell, five months making nice to a killer he depised had finally
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paid off. hall had described in gruesome detail how he murdered jesse roach. >> i opened that door and he's feeling he can trust me enough now. >> but jimmy felt he needed to wait a little bit before going for the goal line. >> how did you broach trisha reitler? >> i had to slowly keep plotting because i didn't want him to catch on. >> he tried that hometown newspaper ploy again. >> i said, the newspapers say you killed this boy from the college over here. what happened there? >> jimmy couldn't be sure how hall would react. had he been too blunt, too direct? no, it was all clicking. according to jimmy, hall began to open up about trisha and said he drove his van right up to her that day he saw her outside school. >> he said that he tried to kiss her, and when he did, that she started fighting very violently. he said she was a very strong girl and she fought stronger than anybody he had ever fought
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before. >> and did he admit it? >> he said that he had killed her and he knew he had done it again, and these are his words, he knew he had done it again, and he said he went way out in the woods and he buried her way out in the woods. >> hall gave a general location for trisha's body near a river in indiana. but jimmy needed more specific information. luckily, he seemed to stumble into it a few nights later when he spotted hall inside the prison wood shop, a restricted area. >> there was nobody at the door, no guards or anything, and i went in there, and as i came up from behind him, he had all these little different statues lined up. 10, 15 of them, maybe. i couldn't tell what they were at first, and as i got closer, i noticed he had a big map laid out. he dove on that map and folded it up really fast and slid it on the side of the table. and i said, what are these things, anyway? he said, they're little falcons and they watch over the dead, jimmy.
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they do. and they look like a good size chess piece. >> jimmy had a feeling that it was a journal keeper. >> that map had little dots all over, illinois, wisconsin, indiana. you could see all these little spots were burial spots where he's gotten somebody. >> all those months of painstaking work had paid off. jimmy had cracked the case. mission accomplished. >> once you see the map, the falcons. you want to tell the fbi about it, right? >> i d.id. i went to the hotline i had for the fbi girl. i called, got a message. it was after hours. >> so jimmy told them to come get him, the map and the falcons. his answers to trisha reitler's parents' prayers were just hours
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away. >> i thought i had wrapped it up. >> expected the troops to come marching in. >> expected them to come marching in. it didn't work out that way. >> the fbi contact didn't get his voicemail. and the chief contact was on vacation. >> you felt kind of full of yourself, didn't you? >> i did. i thought, 24 hours is when they'll have me out of there. i have what they need. this is it. so i went across to his cell here. >> impulsively, jimmy decided he couldn't leave prison without giving his fake friend a piece of his mind. >> the repulse sieiveness that felt the whole time i had to e pretend to be his friend, i felt i had to unload on him. i said, you know, i'll be going home tomorrow, larry. you're a crazy killer, and i started calling him everything you can think of. >> with that, jimmy returned to
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his cell and waited to be released. >> you're going home the next day, you think, and things take another turn. >> about 5:30 in the morning, i hear some little lady in a white doctor's smock come walking in. >> it was hall's psychologist, and she was furious that jimmy had blasted her patient, turning him into an emotional wreck. >> she told the guards, grab him, take him, throw him in the hole. so they put me in the hole and keep me in there, and i'm not really worried. i thought, so what. the fbi will be here. they told me 24 hours. they'll have me out of here. >> but morning turned into evening and the cavalry still hadn't arrived. this is hard times. >> at its hardest. you can't see if it's day or night because you're in the hole. but you can tell what time of day or night it is because of the meals coming through the door slot. next thing you know, here is breakfast, lunch and dinner. here's coming breakfast again, lunch again. where are these guys? my thoughts were they did me wrong. they got what they needed, they
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got the info and they pulled the rug out from under me. >> while jimmy was wondering where they were, beaumont was looking for him, too. >> we were like, where could he be? he's in prison, for god's sakes. >> they lost you. >> yeah, they lost me. >> but had they also lost their best chance of finding the body of trisha ?ñ
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larry beaumont successfully snuck informant jimmy keane into the springfield prison in 1998. he just didn't expect to lose him there. >> he goes off your radar. >> he disappeared. a couple weeks we didn't know what happened to him. we were kind of getting frantic. >> two weeks later only after keane's psychiatrist contact returned from vacation did they finally find jimmy. >> by noon the fbi was there and she apologizing. she kept saying, i'm sorry, something happened with the message. >> within minutes they searched hall's cell. but by then the map and the falcons, items jimmy believed could lead to trisha, were gone. >> what were you thinking telling larry hall you're out of here and dressing him down? >> people probably wouldn't understand the mounting
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pressure. that kettle is ready to boil over at any time, and it just felt good to unload on the guy. >> the problem, as i see it, you've unloaded on him, he knows you're against him but nobody has that map. >> i'm disappointed i had waited a day or two at least. i wish i could have done more for him. but i did all i could do, and i felt in my being that i did all i could do. >> the people who would benefit most from a successful mission, trisha's parents, only learned about the secret operation ten years later, in 2008 when the story came out in a playboy magazine article. the reitlers are thankful for jimmy's courage and the corroborating details he said he got from hall. but they're furious he blew the cover before they found their daughter. >> why would you give it up like did you? >> it eats at me, and it's very
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hard to deal with that he was that close. >> jesse roach's parents find small consolation in that jesse was the victim who tripped up hall. >> if something good could possibly come out of losing jesse, it's the fact that he's in prison and he will never get released. >> hall remains in federal prison with no possibility of parole. in recent years, he actually has made more murder confessions to reporters and investigators. >> i sincerely believe that there are young girls out there somewhere who are alive today because larry hall is in prison. >> do you think he had killed before? >> i think he killed before and i think he would kill again. >> jimmy did tell beaumont that hall had killed again. but there was no documentation. it was just jimmy's word. so to be sure, the prosecutor made him take a lie detector test and jimmy passed with
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flying colors. >> he was telling us the truth, so the bottom line is we had further information that larry was responsible for trisha. >> a grateful beaumont decided to reward him with full credit for his brave undercover work, releasing him from prison and scrubbing his criminal record clean. >> from his perspective, he expected to get nothing. but from my perspective, of course he spent time in the loony bin with this guy and gone through this whole process. >> for 15 years, jimmy had been the only one to see those falcons that hall said watched over the dead. >> the problem is we never got them, though. they disappeared, so we don't know what happened to them. >> you've never seen the falcons? >> no. >> i'll show you a picture. that's one of the falcons. >> "dateline" took pictures of a falcon when we met larry hall's twin brother. he said larry carved the falcon in the wood shop at the springfield prison and then mailed it to their mother.
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i showed a photo of that falcon to both beaumont and jimmy. >> what is it like to see that after all these years? >> it's definitely bizarre, but it's also reassuring to me, lester, and i'll tell you why. now these falcons backs everything i've said. that's exactly what it looked like. >> after becoming a free man in 1999, jimmy got to spend five more years with the father he idolized before big jim passed away. and he's kept his nose clean, not wasting his incredible opportunity. >> he sees the hall experience as something that gave him a second chance at life. >> he's done well in real estate and co-wrote a book with author levin "in with the devil" which tells jimmy's incredible story of redemption. he's now working on several hollywood projects, most notably, the movie version of his book. and brad pitt from springfield,
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missouri himself is interested. >> i've talked with brad pitt and his people, and brad pitt loves the relationship that i had with my father, he loves the fact that this happened in his own hometown. >> but jimmy is especially proud, he says, that his book reenergized some cold cases, at least one near a civil war reenactment site. investigators recently dug up information where hall spent in his last years, including a book, all sent out for dna testing. but it still hasn't developed enough evidence to bring charges. >> the walls are closing in on him. there would be no cold case files open if it wasn't for me. none. i did a good deed and i did a lot of good things and that's where i feel the redemption comes in.

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